is an antique toy 12 shot revolving cannon, made by an unknown maker, I'm told between 1875 and 1880. Measures
about 15 3/4" long overall with a 7 1/2" smoothbore barrel of about .34 caliber. The front wheels measure
5 1/4" in diameter and the rear wheels measure 2 7/8" in diameter. All of the wheels are about 11/16"
wide. The cannon is about 7 3/4" wide and about 8 1/2" tall. Construction is cast iron, machined steel,
and machined brass. The sideplates and wheels look to be cast iron, and are painted an olive green enamel, except for
the wheel spokes, which are painted a red enamel. The barrel, cylinder, axles, hammer, and the rest of the steel parts look
to be machined steel. The hardware is mostly high quality brass. The round wheel nuts have not only holes for a spanner wrench,
but are also knurled on the edges. The ejector rod button also has knurled edges, and looks to have traces of maybe tin plating
on the front. From the looks of it, I'm guessing the cannon shoots .38 Smith & Wesson centerfire blanks, but it might
shoot live rounds too! There are no markings of any kind that I can see. It is interesting how the
hand and pawl work on the outside of the cylinder, like a ratchet, instead of the rear like most revolvers. Really interesting
mechanism. There is a lever on the right side that when pulled back, cocks and trips the hammer, and also advances the cylinder.
One of the coolest toys I have ever seen! It is obviously very old, but just as obviously, it has been well cared for over
the years. I think it is a factory made piece, as the equipment to cast the parts would have been way beyond most home hobbyist.
Not that there were any home hobbyist during that time period anyway! Has about 90% of the original olive green and
red enamel paint, which shows some dirt, stains, and fading. The steel parts are a gray brown patina with some very minor
dings and some very fine pitting in places. Look at the photos, they pretty much tell the tale, and to be honest, I don't
really know anything more about it anyway! If you have any info, I would sure appreciate you letting me know. I
really do like it as it reminds me of my Dad.
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is a 1/2 scale Winchester Model 1866 saddle ring Carbine by the reknown Tom P. Weston of Mexico City, Mexico. Probably
made in the 1950's or 1960's. 100% fully functional and chambered to shoot the .22 short rim fire cartridge. 20
3/4" long overall with a 10" .22 caliber rifled barrel. Brass frame, sideplates, cartridge lifter, crescent
buttplate, and buttplate trapdoor. The balance of the metal parts are machined blued steel. The buttstock and
forearm are nice straight grained Americxan walnut. Checkered hammer spur. Complete with the original Weston deluxe
case with very heavy beveled glass. The interior French fit in red goat skin kid leather. Includes a nice engraved
brass plaque and 12 .22 short action proving dummy cartridges. There is even a neat functional three piece cleaning
rod in the trap in the buttstock. The serial number, 44, is stamped into the bottom of the frame just behind
the trigger. The Weston markings are light, and are stamped into the lower tang just behind the lever latch.
Wonderful condition other than the case interior leather needs some minor work. There are a few scattered minor handling
marks. I'd call it 96%.
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This is absolutely one of the finest miniature
firearms I have ever had the joy to handle! An exquisit antique miquelet flintlock pistol probably made between
1680 and 1720. Unmarked, maker unknown, but undoubtably made in Spain. 4 5/16" long overall with a 2
1/2" smoothbore barrel of about .22 caliber. The stock is gold plated brass. The steel lockplate and barrel
are highly polished and finished in a bright fire blue. The balance of the steel parts are finished in the white.
Exceptional workmanship with beautiful executed engraving on the hammer, pan, frizzen, triggerguard, hammer spring, frizzen
spring, and nosecap. This exact piece pictured in Louis Winant's book "Firearms Curiosa" on page 44, plate
37, and written about on page 42 when it was a part of the famous Dr. W. R. Funderburg collection. This book was first
published in 1955. Winant's description is as follows: "At the top of the uncased pistols is a very fine all-metal
piece with a beautifully executed miquelet lock. The copper hue of the frame, the bright steel of the lock, the
intense blue of the barrel, combine to make this outstanding. The piece is 4 1/4" overall". I
also have an old black & white photo from the 1976 NRA Annual Convention that shows this exact piece when it was in the
Robert Ables Collection and another black & white photo of this piece at the 1967 NRA Annual Convention when it was in
the Sam Weill collection. I am also told it was at one time in the Harry Knode collection. The person I bought
it from bought it from Dr. Paul Kopsch several years ago, so this piece has been in some of the finest miniature collections
ever to exist! Complete with a slide lock walnut casing, French fit with a olive green felt lining.
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New Photos added 1-04-2012!!!!!
This beautiful true 50% or 1/2 scale Colt single action army revolver
by Tom P. Weston of Mexico City now resides in my personal collection. It is engraved by Colt master engraver Alvin
A. White, and features elephant ivory grips. It is chambered for and will shoot the .22 short rimfire cartridge.
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piece will be on display at the Craftsmanship Museum for the next year!
This is a spectacular 1/4 scale miniature Russian snow Maxim medium machine gun made
by Miniart in Russia in 1994. This thing is just unbelievable!!! Measures 15 1/4" long overall with a 7 3/8"
barrel and 2 15/16" diameter wood spoke wheels. The finish is white paint, blue steel, and bright in the white
steel. 100% fully functional and it will feed, chamber, extract, & eject the included solid steel dummy cartridges.
The top of each grip handle unscrews to reveal a cleaning brush. The rear sight has the graduated distance markings.
The top cover marked with a 5 point Russian star, 1994, and 0006 which is the serial number. There were a total of 14
of these Maxims made of which 7 were the white snow Maxims. The others were olive drab green. The snow Maxims
have a large lid on top of the water jacket secured with a bail type latch. This was so that snow or ice could be put
into the cooling jacket when temperatures were below freezing. Almost mint perfect condition with just a couple of tiny
handling mark chips in the white paint. The blue steel absolutely mint. Complete with a green canvas ammo belt
with brass tabs and rivets, and eight dummy cartridges. One of the finest miniature firearms to ever come out of Russia.
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This piece will be on display
at the Craftsmanship Museum for the next year!
This 1/4 scale CETME rifle won NRA silver medal # 72 at the National rifle Association Annual Meetings on
May 16, 2010!!!
is one of the neatest miniatures I have ever seen! It is a fully functional 1/4 scale CETME rifle made at the Spanish
government arsenal in Spain. The CETME rifle was developed by the Spanish arsenal to be their front line battle rifle.
It was in .308 caliber. H & K later developed the select fire HK G3 and the semi-automatic HK-91 from this rifle.
100% fully functional, it comes complete with the original case and 17 rounds of machined brass dummy ammunition.
You can load the magazine and it will feed, chamber, extract, and eject. This is a select fire weapon and the selector
and safety both work.
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